30th November 1991

Pathfinder Tours
The Two Counties Explorer

Locos Used 20013, 20057, 47818, 47817 & 47840
Stock Used booked for load 8 (5xTSO + 2x BFK + TSO)

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47818 Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham (3) - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Basford Hall Jn - Basford Hall Sorting Sidings - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
20013 + 20057 (1) Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Disley - Chapel en le Frith - Hindlow Briggs Sidings
47818 (2) Hindlow Briggs Sidings - Buxton Run Round Sidings
20013 + 20057 (1) Buxton Run Round Sidings - Buxton Station
47818 (2) Buxton Station - Chapel en le Frith - Disley - Hazel Grove - Stockport - Denton - Guide Bridge
20013 + 20057 (1) Guide Bridge - Ashburys - Philips Park No.1 - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Chorley - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Poulton le Fylde - Burn Naze
47818 (2) Burn Naze - Poulton le Fylde - Kirkham & Wesham - Preston - Bamber Bridge - Blackburn - Accrington - Rose Grove Down Goods
20013 + 20057 (1) Rose Grove Down Goods - Padiham
47818 (2) Padiham - Rose Grove Down Goods
20013 + 20057 (1) Rose Grove Down Goods - Accrington - Blackburn - Bamber Bridge - Preston
47840 (4) Preston - Winwick Jn (4) - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street
47817 (4) Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon

Notes :
(1) 47818 on rear.
(2) 20013 + 20057 on rear.
(3) The outward leg failed to stop to pick up passengers at Chippenham.
(4) Loco confirmation required. It is reported that 47840 failed near Winwick Jn, due to problems with a brake distributor. The train then continued after a long delay. 47840 was replaced by 47817 at Birmingham New Street.

Sources : Simon Bennett, Derek Thompson & Nigel Benning

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Derek Thompson)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Swindon 04.55d ?   21.47a ? 236.74
5.64 Wootton Bassett Jn 05/02 ?   21/41 ? 231.10
16.53 Chippenham 05.10a ~ 05.12d ??/??   21.28a ~ 21.30d ? 220.21
29.48 Bath Spa 05.25a ~ 05.27d ?   21.11a ~ 21.13d ? 207.26
40.27 North Somerset Jn 05/38 ?   21/00 ? 196.47
41.47 Stapleton Road 05/42 ?   20/56 ? 195.27
45.66 Bristol Parkway 05.48a ~ 05.50d ??.?? ~ 06.08   20.49a ~ 20.51d ? 191.08
50.36 Westerleigh Jn 05/56 ?   20/43 22/31 186.38
71.74 Standish Jn 06/13 ?   20/23 ? 165.00
78.04 Gloucester Yard Jn 06/18 06/35   20/18 22/08 158.70
84.34 Cheltenham Spa 06.28a ~ 06.30d 06.42 ~ 06.43   20.09a ~ 20.11d 22.00 ~ 22.02 152.40
102.32 Abbotswood Jn 06/46 ?   19/56 ? 134.42
113.49 Stoke Works Jn 06/55 ?   19/48 ? 123.25
115.62 Bromsgrove 06/57 07/07   19/46 21/37 121.12
119.25 Barnt Green 07/05 ?   19/43 21/34 117.49
124.33 Kings Norton 07/12 07/15   19/36 21/27 112.41

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
126.47 Selly Oak 07/14 ?
129.78 Birmingham New Street 07.22a ~ 07.28d 07.24 ~ 07.29
132.54 Aston 07/33 ?
134.76 Perry Barr North Jn 07/36 ?
139.33 Bescot Stadium 07/41 07/42
143.50 Portobello Jn 07/46 07/47
146.18 Bushbury Jn 07/48 07/51
159.75 Stafford 08.01a ~ 08.03d ??.?? ~ 08.15
165.24 Norton Bridge 08/08 ?
175.73 Madeley Jn 08/17 ?
182.48 Basford Hall Jn 08/24 08/38
183.56 Basford Hall Sorting Sidings 08/29 ?
185.28 Sydney Bridge Jn 08/39 08/45
189.02 Sandbach 08/46 08/54
201.53 Alderley Edge 09/01 09/05
203.17 Wilmslow 09/04 09/06
207.12 Cheadle Hulme 09/11 ?
209.33 Stockport 09.14a ~ 09.15d 09.14 ~ 09.18
212.78 Slade Lane Jn 09/20 09/22
215.23
0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 09L24 ~ 09L39 09.27 ~ 09.42
2.25 Slade Lane Jn 09/43 09/47
5.70 Stockport 09c51 ~ 09c52 09/53
6.35 Edgeley Jn 09/54 ?
8.55 Hazel Grove 09/58 10/06
12.38 Disley 10/05 ?
15.17 Furness Vale 10/09 10.18 ~ ??.??
20.24 Chapel-en-le-Frith 10/18 ?
25.25 Buxton SB 10c31 ~ 10c33 ??.?? ~ 10.41
30.13
0.00
Hindlow Briggs Sidings 10.49 ~ 10.54 11.03 ~ 11.06
5.11
0.00
Buxton RR Sidings 11.10 ~ 11.15 11.33 ~ 11.37
0.43
0.00
Buxton 11.20 ~ 11.35 11.42 ~ 11.44
5.21 Chapel-en-le-Frith 11/44 11/58
10.28 Furness Vale 11/50 12/05
13.07 Disley 11/54 ?
16.70 Hazel Grove 11/58 ?
19.10 Edgeley Jn 12/06 ?
19.55 Stockport 12c08 ~ 12c10 12.21 ~ 12.22
20.30 Heaton Norris Jn 12/13 12/24
24.40 Denton Jn 12/19 ?
25.27
0.00
Guide Bridge 12.25 ~ 12.32 12.35 ~ 12.39
3.35 Ashburys 12/39 12/48
5.60 Philips Park No.1 12/44 12/57
5.74 Miles Platting 12/46 ?
7.30 Manchester Victoria 12*50 ~ 13*05 13.04 ~ 13.05
9.09 Salford Crescent 13/13 13/12
12.07 Clifton 13/19 ?
18.00 Bolton 13/25 13/26
21.02 Lostock 13/30 ?
29.46 Chorley 13/40 13/44
32.60 Euxton Jn 13/47 ?
38.16 Preston 13c54 ~ 13c55 13.59 ~ 14.01
38.49 Fylde Jn 13/57 ?
46.44 Kirkham North Jn 14/07 14/12 [DS]
52.47 Poulton-le-Fylde 14/13 14/23
55.07
0.00
Burn Naze 14.26 ~ 14.31 14.41 ~ 14.42
2.40 Poulton-le-Fylde 14/43 15/01
8.43 Kirkham North Jn 14/50 15/10 [UF]
16.38 Fylde Jn 15/00 ?
16.71 Preston 15/04 15/20
20.72 Bamber Bridge 15/12 15.30 ~ 15.32
27.10 Cherry Tree 15/20 ?
29.02 Blackburn 15/25 15/45
34.28 Accrington 15/33 ?
38.70
0.00
Rose Grove Down Goods 15.42 ~ 15.47 16.03 ~ 16.04
2.03
0.00
Padiham 15.57 ~ 16.02 ??.?? ~ 16.19
2.03
0.00
Rose Grove Down Goods 16.12 ~ 16.17 16.30 ~ 16.31
4.42 Accrington 16/24 ?
9.68 Blackburn 16c33 ~ 16c35 16/46
11.60 Cherry Tree 16/38 ?
17.78 Bamber Bridge 16/43 16/54
21.79
0.00
Preston 16L53a ~ 17L19d 17.05 ~ 17.20
5.36 Euxton Jn 17/26 ?
15.10 Wigan North Western 17/36 17/35
23.34 Winwick Jn 17/43 17.45 ~ 19.02
26.70 Warrington Bank Quay 17/46 19.08 ~ 19.16
28.57 Acton Grange Jn 17/47 19/19
34.59 Weaver Jn 17/52 ?
43.40 Winsford 17/58 ?
51.01 Crewe 18/08 19.37 ~ 19.40
59.40 Madeley Jn 18/18 ?
70.09 Norton Bridge 18/27 ?
75.38 Stafford 18.31a ~ 18.32d 20.04 ~ 20.06
89.15 Bushbury Jn 18/47 ?
91.63 Portobello Jn 18/54 ?
96.00 Bescot Stadium 18/57 20/28
100.37 Perry Barr North Jn 19/01 20/33
103.28 Soho South Jn 19/06 20/38
105.29 Birmingham New Street 19.21a ~ 19.23d 20.44 ~ 21.14
107.00 St Andrews Jn 19/29 21/20
? Camp Hill 19/31 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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